Renault looking to produce best 2018 engine

  • Published on 11 Dec 2016 13:42
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Compared to 2015, Renault made a huge step forward this year in engine development. The reliability of the engines was much better and also allowed the French engine manufacturer to take advantage of the engine and produce more power.

Renault have now set the target for 2018 to have the most powerful engine on the field. 

Red Bull took no victories and received multiple grid penalties because of the constant changing of engines in 2015. The poor reliability and the shortage of capacity almost caused a rupture, but both sides decided to continue together.

Red Bull had a much more successful 2016: the racing team from Milton Keynes achieved a pole, two wins and fourteen podiums in 2016. 

Managing director at Renault, Ciryl Abiteboul, does not hide the ambitions of Renault for the coming years. 

"Our biggest milestone was the progress in engine power. We had an unreliable and weak engine, but this year we put out the most reliable engine on the field. In terms of power, we come short, but we have a clear plan. The plan to have the strongest engine in 2018. "

Renault announced in the closing stages of the season in 2016 that it will develop a completely new engine for 2017. In 2016, the French outfit began with a developed version of the 2015 specification.

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • Wolfgang

    Posts: 313

    hopefully the new 2017 is as reliable as their on-developed version of 2015..
    As soon as Renault has got a good driveability and nearly the same power as Merc, the Red Bulls are going to dominate once more. I´m pretty sure about that.. We´ve seen this year that they´ll run in trouble if engines are running on the maximum (see Hamiltons issues because of bad starts and pledging through the field with maximum power available) so i think if Renault brings a good engine Red Bull will be very quick and a big threat to mercs dominance..

    And i think Verstappen & Ricciardo are the best pair in the field since Rosberg has gone..

    • + 0
    • Dec 13 2016 - 09:40

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BEGrand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

World Championship standings 2024

Pos
Driver
Team
Points
Pos
Team
Points
Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Related news

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
29 - Mar 2
Bahrain
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia
22 - Mar 24
Australia
5 - Apr 7
Japan
19 - Apr 21
China
3 - May 5
United States of America
17 - May 19
Italy
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
Spain
28 - Jun 30
Austria
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom
19 - Jul 21
Hungary
26 - Jul 28
Belgium
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands
30 - Sep 1
Italy
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
18 - Oct 20
United States of America
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
Brazil
22 - Nov 24
United States of America
29 - Dec 1
Qatar
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2024

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
29 - Mar 2
7 - Mar 9
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
22 - Mar 24
Australia Albert Park
5 - Apr 7
19 - Apr 21
3 - May 5
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
17 - May 19
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
5 - Jul 7
United Kingdom Silverstone
19 - Jul 21
Hungary Hungaroring
26 - Jul 28
23 - Aug 25
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
30 - Sep 1
Italy Monza
13 - Sep 15
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
20 - Sep 22
18 - Oct 20
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
Brazil Interlagos
22 - Nov 24
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
29 - Dec 1
6 - Dec 8
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule

Team profile

Show full profile
show sidebar